Super Joystiq Podcast 077: Broken Sword 5, Battlefield 4, current gaming landscape

This week's Super Joystiq Podcast loves sports games-- so you don't have to.

Enjoying those shiny, new next-gen consoles? We are, sort of. Ludwig and Xav are joined by the latest commoner to join the Joystiq team, our new Community Manager Anthony John Agnello. This week, Ludwig talks Broken Sword 5, and the guys take a look back at some of the issues facing the current gaming landscape: microtransactions, buggy releases, yearly sequels, and more.

Find yourself with some free gaming time at the end of the big release season? There are only a few weeks left in 2013, so join us in our quickly increasing anxiety about Game of the Year considerations and return to some of games you may have missed throughout the year-- or just do that without the anxiety part.

Listen to the Super Joystiq Podcast: Podcast timestamps and relevant links are available after the break.

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Show Breakdown
Hosts: Ludwig (@LudwigK), Xav (@xav), Anthony (@ajohnagnello)
  • 00:00:00 // Intro
  • 00:01:10 // New community manager Anthony John Agnello, launch games
  • 00:19:07 // Broken Sword 5
  • 00:35:36 // Battlefield 4 and console updates
  • 00:40:21 // Forza 5
  • 00:46:34 // Microtransactions, game issues, sports games, business models
  • 01:19:13 // Mailbag feedback and misc.
  • 01:28:12 // Closer
Theme Music: Satsuma Audio and Whitaker Blackall – "A Basstastic Undertaking"

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